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    Hollywood Legend Ruta Lee Dishes on Closeted Stars of the Golden Age … and Sinatra’s Privates

    Hollywood Legend Ruta Lee Dishes on Closeted Stars of the Golden Age … and Sinatra’s Privates

    By Jan Wahl– I recently enjoyed a conversation with Ruta Lee, who is a true Hollywood and show business veteran. She starred and costarred in many well-known plays and films,…

    Oscar Nominations 2022

    Oscar Nominations 2022

    By Jan Wahl– Why am I happy about the 2022 Oscar nominations? Four of my favorite movies of the year were nominated! My expectations were low, since I have adult,…

    New Film Chronicles the Bond Between Strangers

    New Film Chronicles the Bond Between Strangers

    By Gary M. Kramer– The title of a new film, Compartment No. 6, refers to the second-class berth on a train that travels from Moscow to Murmansk. It is a…

    Tour de Force

    Tour de Force

    By Jan Wahl– Tour de force is defined as a feat or display of strength, skill, or ingenuity. When I was but a wee lass, I saw Sammy Davis, Jr.,…

    Strangers Meet to Confront Their Ex in Don’t Look Down

    Strangers Meet to Confront Their Ex in Don’t Look Down

    By Gary M. Kramer– Don’t Look Down,available February 15 on VOD,is a stylish and stagey film by writers/directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau about four men and one woman who…

    Documentary Profiles an Inspiring, Out Female Conductor

    Documentary Profiles an Inspiring, Out Female Conductor

    By Gary M. Kramer– The fabulous documentary The Conductor, opening February 4 in San Francisco and available on demand February 28, is an affectionate profile of Marin Alsop, the first…

    Animals Rule … or Should!

    Animals Rule … or Should!

    By Jan Wahl– Before Betty White, Doris Day, PETA, Actors and Others for Animals, American Humane, and many organizations and individuals that try and protect animals on Hollywood sets and…

    The Last Thing Mary Saw Is a Stylish Queer Period Thriller

    The Last Thing Mary Saw Is a Stylish Queer Period Thriller

    By Gary M. Kramer– The Last Thing Mary Saw, available January 20 on Shudder, is a stylish, slow-burn thriller set in Southold, New York, in 1843. Mary (Stefanie Scott) has…

    Catching Up with a Talented Original: Isaac Mizrahi

    Catching Up with a Talented Original: Isaac Mizrahi

    By Jan Wahl– Ever since I saw the 1995 documentary Unzipped, I’ve been a fan of Isaac Mizrahi. The way this acclaimed designer developed his Fall 1994 collection as a…

    2021: The Year in Queer Cinema

    2021: The Year in Queer Cinema

    By Gary M. Kramer– Looking back at the year in queer cinema, there were some absolute highlights, like the animated documentary Flee (forthcoming in January), about a gay Afghan man’s…